So I’m dealing with a lot of butthurt now. Not the proctological kind, but the emotional kind.
Sometimes, they ask what her name is and when I say his name they get a bit confused or taken aback. Some find it awkward and shuffle away. Most don’t miss a beat and offer their well wishes and possibly an apology for the assumption.
Many more simply ask, “What’s your partner’s name?” This makes me wonder if I’m really that obviously gay or if Sacramento is just ahead of the socially aware curve.
I also have issues with crowds. Theme parks make me panic and after about twenty minutes in a crowded mall I just want to steal the security cop's tazer and volt everyone into blissful, quiet unconsciousness. So sixty people focused on me and Fiance is already freaking us both out a bit. I've asked my mom to keep a watch on me in case I panic and start punching out my loved ones.
A toll road worker threatened to take my picture if I didn't pay him $20 on a $5 toll road. I told him he was an ass. After a fight where he yelled at me in broken English and standoff where I refused to move my car I finally got correct change. I am still half certain a bill will come in the mail with a photo of me on it and that shit will have to go down. Five minutes after this happened a drunk driver ran me off the road. I was unhurt. Five minutes after I finally recovered and was no longer a shaking mess? Speeding ticket for going 5 miles over the limit. Gotta love it. Where are the cops when you need them?
Scones are something I crave often and due to their ease and the fact they are infinitely adaptable I make them often. I’ll even make them in 100 degree heat. This is saying something since my kitchen is floored with ceramic tiles and turning on the oven hotboxes the room pretty hard. It’ll stay 350 in there for hours on end. Still, totally worth it.
Extra cheese or cheeses that are not cheddar are dandy. I tossed in a pinch of rather ranky and possibly past its prime Valdeon and I’ve survived. I consider myself a stronger person for it.
Cheddar Rosemary Scones
1 ounces sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 ounces shredded cheddar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
pinch of cayenne
7 ounces cream
1. Whisk together the bread flour, salt, sugar, cayenne, and baking powder. Next, whisk in the 5 ounces of the cheddar and the rosemary.
2. Add the cream and use your hands to gently bring together the ingredients. If you need to add a bit more cream then do so judiciously. It will be sticky and clumpy. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead twice (push-squish and push-squish, done).
3. Form the dough into a disc and cut into 6-8 pieces. Brush the tops with a bit more cream and top with remaining cheese.
4. Bake at 425F for 10-15 minutes or until golden.